Category mobile advertising

Twitter: Reasons For Advertisers To Believe

Twitter has announced its intentions to go public, and in its wake a wave of negative press about Twitter’s problems has emerged. Given Facebook’s turbulent IPO and the wildly varying outcomes achieved from other recent social media and technology public offerings, I understand the skepticism. In fact, I go so far as to agree that […]

Five Foundational Steps To Achieving Mobile Marketing Success

Many times over the last couple of months, I’ve found myself in the company of old friends and new acquaintances who have asked me a version of the following question: “How would you go about using mobile marketing to advertise my product or service?” I tell them that the marketing world, while more complex than […]

Valuable Insights On How Agencies Can Stay Relevant

http://adage.com/article/digitalnext/great-advertising-blip-corner/243830/ Thanks to the BoSacks blog, and picking up on the entry I wrote earlier in the week about how agencies remain relevant, here is a smart overview of the ways in which agencies still can deliver value to their clients. The way forward, according to the author, requires a full embrace of new technologies, […]

Why The Creatives In the Room Still Matter As Ad Dollars Shift To Mobile

A few years ago, I called a friend who had just left a mid-size ad agency to start his own agency. Digital advertising had already asserted itself as a muscular marketing channel, and he bemoaned the impact of dollars shifting away from old media – e.g. television, print, billboards. “Writing 10 words of copy for […]

Putting Facebook’s Mobile Results In Perspective

Facebook’s quarterly gains in mobile ad revenue boosted spirits on Wall Street last week, especially for those who have been long on the social networking titan since its bumpy IPO last year. What does Facebook’s performance indicate about the overall health of the mobile economy? I see mostly positive developments and some useful lessons for […]

MIT Sloan Review on procedural understanding vs. strategic vision

http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/procedural-versus-strategic-approaches-to-social-media/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mitsmr+%28MIT+Sloan+Management+Review%29 In my recent post on the importance of recognizing the distinction between functional and strategic expertise, I cautioned against falling into the trap of assuming the youngest among your colleagues were inherently more qualified to run your mobile operations. The column from MIT’s Sloan Review that I link to here, while focused on social […]

More Good News For The Mobile Economy

A few months ago, I noted the attempts various companies, Google and Yahoo in particular, were taking to accelerate the growth of the mobile economy and mobile advertising in particular. You can read about it here. This week brought news of the latest development in this effort: the release of new guidelines by the Interactive […]